Innovation Engineering: The Power of Intangible Networks by Patrick Corsi

By Patrick Corsi

This name explores the difficulty of innovation engineering, a characteristic that's necessary to the continuation of progress and improvement within the advertisement global. dialogue is split into 3 elements: half I covers the ancient foundation of innovation, noting that variety rests upon a duality among thoughts in conception and functions placed into perform, in addition to discussing how innovation has resulted from the interplay of diverse components, be they societal, human, managerial, association or technological. half II specializes in sensible functions – the applied sciences, instruments and techniques hired in placing theoretical innovation into perform – whereas half III appears at what components underpin good fortune, discussing the social and mental facets fascinated about winning innovation engineering. attention can be given to contemporary advancements and structures so as to help in making sure the continuation of this method sooner or later.

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See, for example, the difference between France and the USA, in the 1980s, the advantage of France in the field of telephony and at the advantage of the USA in the field of the Internet, opening the road to innovations such as the Minitel and the Bi-bop (the first cell phone). Futures thinking learns from these lessons so as to inform the various futures scenarios it must create or assess: to identify what is sustainable or not; to advise specific forms of change; to assess the impact of specific forms of change.

At JVC, the chief of projects Masaru Ikuba had the audacity to stick with the product and succeeded in 20 years. In the beginning his company was so difficult to convince that he decided to act without notifying its hierarchy. In prospective, one of the difficulties is to make the specialists consider the hypothesis which appears impossible at the outset but which has a strong impact, be it positive or negative, when accomplished. What would be the consequences of a multiplication by 100 of the performances of electrical batteries?

It is also an important source of futures thinking itself, introduced in France at the same time as in the USA (1950s), and which other European countries only began to discover during the 1990s. Thus, France enjoys a high potential for invention and innovation, but too many restraints prevent it from benefiting from this potential. That is why a change in organizations and ways of thinking is still needed. 7 See [MEY 48, 54, 74]. 8 That is why we needed a devastating revolution to end up with a monarchy, rather than to evolve quietly towards more freedom.

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